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Another Washington ferry goes out of service

caption: The M/V Yakima ferry.
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Another Washington State Ferry is down Monday morning. The M/V Yakima has been taken out of service due to "continuing mechanical issues," according to Washington State Ferries.

No word yet on when the Yakima will be back in service.

The Yakima suffered a mechanical problem Sunday, which forced the state's ferry agency to cancel several runs between Lopez Island, Anacortes, and Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands.

Officials say they've juggled things around. If you're planning to use the ferry along this route, check the schedule to see if your ride will be affected.

A third of the Washington State Ferries fleet was already down prior to the Yakima going out of service.

The M/V Yakima is a "super" class ferry that can carry up to 2,000 passengers and 144 vehicles. It was built in 1967, and had upgrades in 2000.

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